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Thailand embraces facial recognition, demanding photos from phone users in Muslim-majority south

An order for mobile phone users in Thailand’s restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Muslim-majority population.But an army spokesman on Wednesday defended the move, saying the facial identification scheme is needed to root out insurgents deploying home-made bombs detonated by mobile phone.Since 2004, Thailand’s three southernmost states – Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat –…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Thailand embraces facial recognition, demanding photos from phone users in Muslim-majority south, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Thailand embraces facial recognition, demanding photos from phone users in Muslim-majority south

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Wednesday, 26 June

 

 

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